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Colonel William Crawford

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
1. Colonel William Crawford Marker
Inscription. In memory of Colonel William Crawford, born in Berkeley County, Virginia, in 1732. Friend of Washington --pioneer -- patriot. This monument is situated 1260 yards S. 69 E. 16' of the spot where he built his log cabin in 1765 on the west bank of the Youghiogheny River, at the historic Stewart's Crossings. He first visited the region west of the mountains in 1758, as an officer in the expedition of General Forbes against Fort Duquesne. As a Colonel of the Seventh Virginia Regiment, he crossed the Delaware with Washington in 1777, and shared in the victory at Trenton. Fighting in defense of the frontier, as a commander of the Sandusky Expedition, he was captured by the Indians and burned at the stake near Crawfordsville, Ohio, June, 11, 1782,
 
Erected 1917 by Pennsylvania Historical Commission The City of Connellsville and grateful citizens.
 
Location. 40° 0.96′ N, 79° 35.319′ W. Marker is in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Pittsburgh Street and Wills Street. Click for map. Located at the Carnegie Free Library in Downtown Connellsville. Marker is in this post office area: Connellsville PA 15425, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Colonel William Crawford Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
2. Colonel William Crawford Statue
distance of this marker. Edwin S. Porter (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Connellsville Canteen (approx. 0.3 miles away); Connellsville Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Benjamin Wells (approx. 0.6 miles away); Connellsville War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Colonel William Crawford (approx. 0.6 miles away); Home of Colonel William Crawford (approx. 0.7 miles away); Braddock's Twelfth Camp (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Connellsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Crawford at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on April 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Col. William Crawford - Behind the Marker. Explore PA History.com (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. War, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Colonel William Crawford Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
3. Colonel William Crawford Statue
and Carnegie Free Library
Colonel William Crawford image. Click for full size.
By Robert O. Chadeayne, 1777
4. Colonel William Crawford
Portrait of Colonel William Crawford (1732 - 1782), who was an American soldier, and fought Indians in the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War.
 
 
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